Re: Playing God - Dangerous DNA?
Posted by DA Morgan on Jul 17, 2002 at 11:31
Re: Playing God (DA Morgan)
UNTIL RECENTLY the Coralville, Iowa, company prospered in quiet anonymity, spewing out for scientists round the world various made-to-order pieces of DNA, the molecular code upon which so much biotechnology research depends today.
POLIOVIRUSES FROM SCRATCH
But last week’s announcement that scientists in New York had used the company’s mail-order molecules to make polioviruses from scratch has prompted questions about whether the DNA synthesis industry deserves closer scrutiny, and whether strategies for preventing the proliferation of biological weapons need to be rethought.
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